SFU empowers local girls through the Technovation challenge
On Saturday, May 6, Simon Fraser University will host the B.C. regional pitch competition for the global Technovation challenge, a technology entrepreneurship program for girls aged 10-18. SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences is one of four regional partners across Canada, and the only one in B.C.
During the challenge's 12-week curriculum, participants work in teams to build a mobile app that addresses a local community issue. They learn how to code, develop a business plan and pitch their app to a panel of judges. Winners from the regional competition will qualify for the semi-final round. The final round will take place at the World Pitch Summit in Silicon Valley this summer.